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New home manager for Teesside care home

A FORMER care assistant has risen through the ranks at a Teesside care home to be named home manager.

Jessica Brown joined The Beeches Care Home, on Green Lane, Newtown, in 2014 and was promoted to senior care assistant before becoming deputy manager in 2018.

She became home manager in February 2019 and has said she is aiming to lead the home to the highest rating from industry watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

She said: “I truly believe that everyone is unique and should be treated in a person-centred way, with activities and services tailored to each person’s individual preferences.

“I am very excited to be the new home manager of The Beeches and am delighted to advise that the home has achieved a “Good” CQC rating across the board.  We are working towards achieving an outstanding rating at our next inspection.”

Originally from Stockton-on-Tees, Jessica studied for an A Level in aviation at college but decided it wasn’t for her and took at job at a domiciliary care company in 2011.

She then moved to a facility offering independent living space for elderly people as a senior care assistant before moving to The Beeches, a residential and specialist dementia care home.

The Beeches Care Home received a “Good” rating for all five areas in their latest CQC inspection report.

The report stated the home’s residents were “supported to maintain a healthy diet”, “treated with equality, dignity and respect” and provided with “person centred care”.

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